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2022 General Election FAQ

Most community members are aware that some of Suffolk County’s websites and systems remain affected by a cyberattack incident that was announced on September 8, 2022. At present, the Suffolk County Board of Elections (BOE) website is unavailable. In its absence, Suffolk County voters can find voting information on the New York State BOE website: In addition, below is a brief FAQ with some useful nonpartisan information and resources to prepare you for the current election season!

I am a voter in Suffolk County. What are my options for voting in the 2022 November General Election?

  • On Election Day, November 8, 2022, at your designated polling place. Registered voters can find their polling location and hours using the New York State Poll Site Search tool:
  • During the Early Voting period for the November 2022 General Election, Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, November 6. Registered voters can find early voting locations and hours using the same New York State Poll Site Search tool cited above:
  • By Absentee Ballot, which can be requested online, by mail, or in person. Important deadlines to be aware of for registered voters who are considering voting absentee:
    -Request Absentee Ballot Online or by Mail by October 24, 2022 (deadline past)
    -Request Absentee Ballot In Person at your local BOE by November 7, 2022 (contact the Suffolk County BOE to confirm hours: 631-852-4500)
    -Return Absentee Ballot by November 8, 2022

For complete information on voting by absentee ballot, including absentee voting criteria, visit the New York State BOE website:

Mailed-in absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day, November 8th and must be received by the local board of elections no later than November 15th. Voters who mail in their ballots on Election Day must be aware of posted collection times on collection boxes and at the Postal Service’s retail facilities, and that ballots entered after the last posted collection time will not be postmarked until the following business day. [source]

Other options for returning your completed absentee ballot include: bringing it to your county Board of Elections Office no later than November 8th by 9pm; bringing it to an Early Voting poll site in your county between October 29th and November 6th; or bringing it to a designated poll site in your county on November 8th by 9pm.

Due to a recent change in law, New York State voters are no longer permitted to cast a ballot on a voting machine if they have already been issued an absentee ballot for that election. Voters who have already been issued an absentee ballot can still vote in person using an affidavit ballot. [source]

I’m not sure I’m registered to vote. Is there an easy way to check?

Yes! You can check your voting status in Suffolk County using the same New York State Poll Site Search Tool cited above: If your name does not appear after searching, and you believe that you are registered to vote, contact your local Board of Elections. Contact information for the Suffolk County BOE is as follows:

Suffolk County Board of Elections
PO Box 700
700 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980

Phone: 631-852-4500
Fax: 631-852-4590

If I am not yet registered to vote, can I register to vote AND cast my ballot on the same day in New York State?

At present, New York State does not have same-day voter registration. Your registration must be completed in advance of the election you wish to vote in by the specified registration deadline (for the 2022 November General Election, the voter registration deadline was October 14th).

I would like more information in advance about what’s on the ballot. Where can I find it?

The League of Women Voters’ Education Fund VOTE 411 website includes a ballot and candidate information lookup tool by address, available here:

I would like to speak with someone about an issue I encountered while voting. Who can I call?

1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (Arabic)


I would like more information about voting in Suffolk County, in New York State, and about voting in general! Where can I go?

Use Udemy on Mobile:
Udemy Business is available on mobile for both iOS and Android. Download the iOS app or Android app wherever you download your apps.
Once the app is downloaded you will be prompted to input your organization’s account name. Input “gale” without the quotes. 

Please note that the Udemy Business app is distinct, and Udemy Business accounts cannot be accessed via the mobile app.

The Udemy Business Android mobile app is not supported on Chromebooks or Chrome OS devices.